Tim Berglund takes us through a series of examples in this session recorded at Devoxx Poland 2017.

Normally simple tasks like running a program or storing and retrieving data become much more complicated when we start to do them on collections of computers, rather than single machines. Distributed systems has become a key architectural concern, and affects everything a program would normally do—giving us enormous power, but at the cost of increased complexity as well.

Using a series of examples all set in a coffee shop, we’ll explore topics like distributed storage, computation, timing, messaging, and consensus. You’ll leave with a good grasp of each of these problems, and a solid understanding of the ecosystem of open-source tools in the space.

About Tim Berglund

Tim is a teacher, author, and technology leader with Confluent, where he serves as the Senior Director of Developer Experience. He can frequently be found at speaking at conferences in the United States and all over the world. He is the co-presenter of various O’Reilly training videos on topics ranging from Git to Distributed Systems, and is the author of Gradle Beyond the Basics. He tweets as @tlberglund, blogs very occasionally at http://timberglund.com, is the co-host of the http://devrelrad.io podcast, and lives in Littleton, CO, USA with the wife of his youth and their youngest child, the other two having mostly grown up.

 

Distributed Systems in One Lesson

About The Author
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Mark is co-founder of Voxxed.com and organiser of Devoxx UK. He is involved in several technical community initiatives, including FindaTechJob.com
Outside of work he can be found bumbling around the countryside in his VW camper rediscovering his inner hippie, giving his opinion to anyone who’ll listen – and many who won’t anyway.

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